Unaccredited Geriatric Medicine Registrar

Job posted: 18/05/2023
Applications close: 14/08/2023 (Midnight)
77 days remaining

77 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 50634

Reference: 50634

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

The Geriatric Medicine Department is a highly respected department within WH. We are involved in all points of care in a patient’s journey – with a Geriatrician in ED model of care, 6 AAC units, 3 OGS units, 6 subacute wards, and multiple community services, specialist clinics and rapid access clinics. We have strong working relationships with all other departments, and are involved in establishing several innovative models of care. We are a large department of 22 Consultant Geriatricians who are passionate about providing best care to our patients, and providing an excellent training experience for our Registrars.

The Geriatric Medicine Department will have 16 advanced trainees in 2024, working across Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown and Werribee Hospitals. This creates an opportunity for an unaccredited Geriatric Medicine registrar to be part of the team, in a position that provides leave cover to the advanced trainees. This position provides a unique opportunity to work across the breadth of the Aged, Cancer and Continuing Care Division in the following areas:

  • The largest Acute Aged Care program in Victoria;
  • Orthogeriatrics service;
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) units across Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown hospitals;
  • Cardio-geriatrics service;
  • Dementia Management  Unit;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Transitional Care;
  • Acute inpatient consultation service;
  • Specialty clinics, including Movement Disorders, Falls and Mobility, Falls and Fractures, Wound, Urodynamics and CDAMS
  • Community-based care including GEM@Home, HARP, Rapid Access Clinics, Residential Aged Care Liaison and Rural assessments. 

The Unaccredited Registrar position has been created to provide leave cover for the accredited Advanced Trainees. It therefore provides an opportunity to move through most of the rotations, and get a great breadth of experience and exposure to Geriatric Medicine. This role would be ideally suited to a Basic Physician Trainee with Registrar level experience and an interest in Geriatric Medicine. This registrar would have access to all the in-house training opportunities the advanced trainees receive, as well as the BPT training program that WH provides.

Key selection criteria:

  1. Must be registered with AHPRA     
  2. Must hold an appropriate employment visa if not an Australian Citizen or Resident.

The positions are for 12 months commencing 05/02/2024 and continuing through until 02/02/2025.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Unaccredited Geriatric Medicine Registrar

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Claire Long - 0383456666
Gordana Popovska - 0383456666

Unaccredited Geriatric Medicine Registrar